Congress

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Federal Firefighters to Trade Shifts

Agencies often bar trades because in many cases the switch would result in one firefighter seeing his or her biweekly pay reduced, and the other becoming eligible for overtime.

Deadline is Approaching to Repeal Trump Rules Using ‘Obscure’ Law 

Lawmakers can use the Congressional Review Act to eliminate certain Trump-era regulations.

Less Than Half of Federal Bureau of Prisons Staff Have Accepted COVID Vaccines From the Agency

Director encourages employees to get vaccinated, tells lawmakers 49% have been inoculated by the bureau so far. 

Democrats Push to Grant VA Medical Professionals Full Union Rights

Federal law currently prevents Veterans Affairs Department medical workers from bargaining over matters related to patient care and clinical competence, although much is at the discretion of the VA secretary.

GovExec Daily: Sick Leave For Feds and the Relief Bill

Erich Wagner joined the podcast to talk about the American Rescue Plan and other workforce stories.

Lawmakers Unveil and Advance Bills Seeking to Increase Transparency of the Federal Government

The legislation involves the federal budget, regulations, public records requests, advisory committees and more.

6 Questions Officials Still Haven’t Answered After Weeks of Hearings on the Capitol Attack

More than 15 hours of testimony failed to answer fundamental questions about the Capitol attack. Among them: Why national security officials responded differently to BLM protesters than to Trump supporters.

Senate Committees Advance Nominee for No. 2 Spot at OMB

The White House has yet to name a new pick for director after Neera Tanden withdrew last week.

OMB No. 2 Nominee Pledges to Restore Morale in the Federal Workforce 

"Often in these budget deals that come up, one of the main losers are federal workers," said Shalanda Young. 

Americans Agree on the Need for More COVID-19 Relief

While Republicans and Democrats agree on relief for the pandemic, Americans are split on issues around the 2020 election and President Trump's impeachment.

What’s in the $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package

The legislation, being considered by the House this week, has a number of measures that aim to incorporate racial and gender disparities as they address the coronavirus pandemic and economic struggles.